Dean's Leadership Council

The Bren School of ICS Dean’s Leadership Council has been established to raise community awareness of the Bren School students and faculty, to raise funds to support the Dean’s vision and fundraising priorities and to lend strategic advice to the Dean when called upon.


Arthur Hitomi, B.S. ’96
Chair of the ICS Dean’s Leadership Council 
CTO and Co-Founder, Numecent

Mohamed Alkady 
President, Hart Inc.

Roger Andelin, B.S. ’87 
Senior VP and CTO Online Technology, FULLBEAUTY Brands

Steve M. Anderson, B.S. ’86 
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Paul Butterworth, B.S. ’74, M.S. ’81 
CTO, IQvantage

David Cheng, B.S. ’91 
CTO and Co-Founder, Zaka Inc.

Glenn Coles 
General Manager & CIO, Yamaha Motor Corp.

Rick Dutta
Founder, Nexvisionix Inc.

David Fitzsimmons, B.S. '00
Global Process Lead, Ingram Micro Inc.

Dave Goff
Senior VP and CIO, ECMC Group

Prakash Grama 
CEO/Co-Founder, SPAN Systems Corp.

Jon Hahn, B.S. ’81
CIO, FFF Enterprises

Pat Helland ’76

Craig Kaes
SVP Engineering, SendGrid

Dinesh Khaladkar 
President and CEO, eQ Technologic

Robert Kleist 
Retired. Founder and Chairman, Printronix

Hiq Lee 
President, Business Information Systems, Experian

Joel Manfredo 
CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pensions and Health Plans

Robert Mark '89
Manager/Mission Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Kevin Mun 
VP of Operations, Vangard Voice Systems Inc.

Rob Murray
Engineering Director, Irvine Site Director, Google

Carlos Oliveira, Ph.D. ’03 
COO, Nextfort Ventures

Dinesh Ramanathan, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’00
President and CEO, Avogy Inc.

Jack Ringquist
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Robert Romney, B.S. ’83 
Retired. Founder, Zenographics Inc.

Lawrence Rowe, Ph.D. ’76 
Retired. Chairman and CEO, FXPAL

Sandra Smart-Ashburn, B.S. ’87
VP, Information Technology Development, DIRECTV

Ted Smith 
Chairman, MIND Research Institute

Julie Sokol 
VP, Information Technology Services, Irvine Co.

Richard Sudek, B.S. ’81 
Executive Director, UCI Applied Innovation

Jack Tam
VP of Product Development, Consumer Group, Intuit

David Wood, B.S. '85
CEO, Eventene


  • Attend three Council meetings per year
  • Be available to participate in a Strategic Priority meeting(s) around a particular topic (as appropriate)
  • Financially support Dean’s Discretionary Fund at a minimum $3,000 level
  • Participate in the Strategic Direction for the School
  • Serve as an Ambassador for the School in both personal and business interactions
  • Use your connections aggressively for ICS fundraising and relationship building
  • Partner your organization with ICS students in regards to internships, recruitment and company projects
  • Make recommendations for incoming board members


  • Members will play a critical role in expanding the visibility of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences throughout Orange County, California and nationwide
  • Members will have access to the Dean, faculty and student research
  • Members will be invited to share expertise, serve as speakers and participate in events
  • Members will be given networking opportunities through Council meetings and mixers
  • Members will have early access in recruiting high quality interns and graduating students


  • Participate as a speaker, mentor or panelist
  • Hire a graduate student as an intern
  • Recruit ICS students as employees
  • Host an LC meeting, retreat or committee meeting at your company

Contact Ed Hand at or at 949-824-6563